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Labor Day and annual rodeo return as pair in Cumming
Fairgrounds to host annual event Sept. 1-3
Rodeo

An annual family-fun event that brings thousands to the Cumming Fairgrounds is ready to go buck wild this weekend.

The IRPA World Championship Rodeo featuring a handful of events will take place in the covered arena at the fairgrounds at 235 Castleberry Road in Cumming on Sept. 1-3.

If you go

What: IRPA World Championship Rodeo

When: Sept. 1-2, 8 p.m.; Sept. 3, 7 p.m.

Where: Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road

Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for ages 5-12 and 65 and over, free for ages 4 and under

Tickets: On sale at the door two hours before each night

Tickets go on sale two hours prior to each show, said Tracy Helms, with the fairgrounds, and each night typically brings about 3,500 people a night.

“Each rodeo is different because each night has a different set of contestants,” he said.

The rodeo will be held rain or shine and costs $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-12 and for seniors 65 and over. Admission is free for children 4 and under.

Events performed each night include bull riding, bare back riding, barrel racing, cowgirl breakaway roping, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping and saddle bronc riding.

There will also be food and western attire vendors, Helms said.

The show starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 7 p.m. on Sunday.